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was the last remaining holdout after a dozen players accepted drug suspensions from mlb. a-rod had been planning to make his debut the -- with the yankees tonight in chicago, and looks like he still will if he appeals the penalty, which we are told he will. the scandal involved a now-closed clinic in florida. a-rod is by far the highest profile player connected to it. he has earned more than 300 mental over the course of his career, and once seemed the candidate to become the next home run king. he is currently fifth on the list. alec rodriguez has been facing criticism from fans and commentators. the cover of the "new york post" puts it simply: just go. ed a tam -- adam houseley is live. we're expecting multiple news releases at this moment. >> yes, shepard. the first one i just got, it says in part, major league baseball issued the following discipline for violation office the joint drug prevention treatment program in relation to the biogeneral sis investigation. the south florida clinic we have been talking about. if you have been falling baseball, similar to the balco situation wi
contract. he and the mlb are stalled about the kind of suspension he's willing to accept. as early as today the mlb was expected to suspend a rod and others suspected of using performance enhancing drugs from that biogenesis company. a rod will play tonight and tomorrow. it looks like monday is the new deadline. >>> here's this morning's first look at scrambled politics. apparently in texas when you stand up you better be prepared to pay up. republicans there want state senator wendy davis to cough up the cost for last month's special session. a republican says davis should reimburse taxpayers since it was her filibuster that forced lawmakers to come back. >>> a new poll spells struggle for senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. it is still 15 months before they go to the polls but it shows allyson lundergan grimes leading the polls by 1%. both results fall within the margin of error. >> new jersey governor chris christie, he is reaching into the deep pockets of casino billionaire, sheldon adelson. last night fund-raiser was for the governor's re-election efforts and not a potential 2016 b
returns to the majors. at my noon, the mlb is expected to ban a-rod through the 2014 season for his alleged connections to a florida clinic that administered performance-enhancing drugs. despite that, manager joe girardi confirmed a-rod will play his first game tonight. jay gray is live outside the yankees stadium in the bronx. what's the sequence of events we might expect to see today? >> reporter: good morning. outside yankee stadium. relatively quiet as major league baseball gets ready to break its silence. here's the front page of "the post." just go it says. fans ban a-rod, just accept the ban and go. today we'll find out how long he'll have to go for. here's how it's supposed to work out. about noon, as you talked about, the commissioner will announce his decision. there are a dozen to 14 players involved in this, but a-rod will get the most substantial suspension, according to sources that have spoke with nbc sports. most of the players getting 50-game bans. that will remove them from play for the rest of this season. a-rod through the 2014 season, the reason why major league
games. for a-rod, this is technically a first offense, but his penalty clearly much more severe. mlb explained saying based on his use and possession of numerous forms of performance-enhancing drug including testosterone over the course of multiple years. the league also added a-rod, quote, covered up his violations of the program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the office of the commissioners investigation. a-rod has never actually failed an mlb drug test but admitted to using performance-enhancing drug from 2001 to 2003 before playering were tested. if his appeal fails, he's still owed $61 million on his contract when he comes back in 2015. by the way, the yankees and a-rod return to the bronx on friday. ticket sales already popping 10%. >>> one of most iconic publications in the history of journalist the "washington post" has a new owner. jeff bezos, the man who founded amazon.com, will take the reigns maying paying $250 million for it. the chairman said no one should be sad except for him. >> we knew we could keep "the post" alive. but our as
's attorney coming forward and alleging problems by the yankees and mlb. >> both the yankees and the mlb never want alex rodriguez on the field again. >> reporter: and tacopina says this mri shows a tear on his left hip. >> the amazing part of that, that was never shared with alex rodriguez at the time. he was sent off to play. >> when you say it wasn't shared, what do you mean? >> he wanted told about it. >> reporter: given clearance to play by the yankees when he was hurt. he also alleges yankee's president made it clear to the doctor he did not want rodriguez back. >> what dr. llevine said to dr.y in so many words, i would rather alex never step on the field again. >> reporter: do you know the words? >> i understand a word not fit for television. >> and a statement mmlb said this is being used to distract people from the real issues. >> you understand some of these lawyers are in the midst of some. best lawyers in new york city. >> reporter: as an attorney you know it's a very simple statement, my client did not use performance-enhancing drugs. >> because there is a confidentiality clause.
are your sources or people in the mlb circle saying about this, whether, you know, what he says has any truth? >> yeah. there might be some traction to that. you know, for every 50 games a-rod gets suspended, the yankees sustain $7 million. you can do the math. 215 games for the suspension, the yankees say, clear over $30 million for that suspension and that's why people are suggesting to a-rod, yankees in major league baseball saying ban for life. suspend him for as long as possible saving money with him off the field and the suspension, you're suspended without pay. your contract for the time of the suspension is void. so, that's another reason a-rod is saying they were conspireing with major league baseball to keep him off the field to save money if he's not playing. >> all right. andy sholes, thank you for being with us. if you want more information on this and the pending game that a-rod is scheduled to play in tomorrow, go to bleacherreport.com. thanks so much, andy. appreciate it. >> no problem. >>> a big story we're following today, 22 u.s. embassies and consulates closed. ameri
after hip surgery. sources say mlb told the yankees they will suspend rodriguez likely through the end of the 2014 season. the three time american league mvp will be allowed to play while appealing. rodriguez spoke about playing in tonight's game. >> can't wait to see my teammates. i feel like i can help us win. >> rodriguez is suspected of using performance enhancing drugs. he also obstructed mlb's investigation into the biogenesis clinic which is accused of providing the drugs. >> rodriguez is the highest paid player in professional baseball. could lose out on more than $30 million of pay. >> rodriguez is 38 years old. a suspension could end his career. >> this is a guy who could be 40 years old having two hip surgeries 6789 it's highly unlikely he could ever even think about playing again. >> 14 players face discipline. rodriguez is the most high profile and the athlete likely to receive the lengthy suspension. >> mlb is willing to shorten the suspension if he agrees not to appeal the decision. >> 5:39. airport evacuated. the scare that caused chaos. >> plus, a major blow to samsung
't as juicy as meat because of the lack of fat. >>> i can't stand to see mlb players doing drugs. >> some of baseball's youngest fans weigh in on the suspensions of 13 big leaguers, including alex rodriguez. what they and the man who helped expose the balco scandal are saying. >>> could you pay $22,000 a year, not for college, but for preschool tuition? many local parents are doing that. we'll tell you what the tuition is getting the toddlers. >>> is this wetsuit the key to preventing shark attacks? why the suit will confuse sharks, enough to keep you safe. >>> an update, now, on our breaking story. the california highway patrol extending an amber alert out of san diego to the bay area. check your cell phone. the chp sent a text alert to the public about 20 minutes ago. many of our viewers saying it was a loud alert. 16-year-old hannah anderson and ethan anderson were kidnapped from the city of boulevard in san diego county on saturday. that's about 60 miles east of san diego. this is the man suspected of kidnapping them. 40-year-old james dimaggio. police believe he may be heading to tex
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a deal. m.l.b. has to have something right. i think they have probably everything right. just a second, bill. m.l.b., they were trying to have a, you know, this deal with a-rod. m.l.b. says he obstructed the investigation. that is a very big deal. and, of course, a-rod, if he was a biogenesis boy to the max and using this stuff for several years, my goodness, is baseball going to get serious or not? are they going to send a message not just around the league but to kids that their role models are going to be caught? this is a major watershed for major league baseball. i think it's terrific what they're doing and i think a-rod deserves the brunt of all of this. >> bill rhoden, go ahead. you know i love you, christine. this is not about lifetime achievement. this is not a lifetime achievement award. this is about this specific penalty. this is about this specific incident. it's not about everything else. you know, you go back to that list, about four or five years ago there were 99 people on a list, supposedly people who flunkedded the test. the only name, the only name that came out was
, alex rodriguez, who will likely be punched out by the mlb for 214 games. but the story doesn't end there. it appears a-rod will appeal his suspension, allowing him to continue playing during that process. that means we're probably in for an extra innings affair here, and he's in chicago today expecting to be in the lineup, even with the longest non-lifetime ban in baseball's history anning over his head because, as many yankees fans have grown accustomed to in these last few years, it appears a-rod plans on going down swinging. katy tur is in chicago. the yankees will be back in the bronx later this weekend. will a-rod? >> reporter: i don't know. that's the big question. a lot of fans say they do want him to come back. the yankees are struggling. they don't have jeter right now. they need a big name in there to help them along. there are others who say he's a cheater, that he should get thrown out. a-rod doesn't have a lot of love even out here. he, in some respects, hasn't been clenched when he's needed to be. he hasn't been so lovable. in a lot of ways, he's a player people love
rodriguez, he stepped on the field and received that not so warm welcome. now, the mlb is suspending rodriguez without pay for the remaining 211 games through the 2014 season amid allegations about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. earlier today before suiting up for the game against the white sox, rodriguez and the yankees held a press conference tachl. a take a look at what the embattled third baseman had to say. >> i'm not saying anything about mlb or anything that's going on. i'm saying this is a process, this is america, you have the opportunity to defend yourself, and i think the process, like all americans, will have the opportunity to defend ourselves in a due process, and i think that's what we'll have today and i'll have my day. >> the 38-year-old also vowed to repeal and fight the suspension, and with a repeal, he remains eligible to play until a decision is reached. he did admit a year ago that he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003, but he has repeatedly denied using them since then. fox's own adam hounsley. adam, what do you got? >> it's been quite
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-- performance-enhancing drugs. but if a-rod fights the suspension to next season, the mlb is threatening to ban him from the sport altogether. the investigation has turned up e-mails, text messages and other information that show rodriguez recruited athletes for the clinic. he then tried to buy incriminating evidence. >>> new dash cam video shows george zimmerman being pulled over for speeding in texas. he had a gun with him. it happened about 25 miles east of dallas. zimmerman told the officer he had a gun in his life compartment and that he was going, quote, nowhere in particular. the officer told zimmerman to slow down and released him with a warning. texas state law allows people to carry a gun in a vehicle as long as it is not in plain view. zimmerman's attorneys posted a tweet in response to the news saying they are working to protect his privacy. last month he was acquitted in the shooting death of trayvon martin. >>> at least a half dozen members of congress head to the white house today to voice their concerns about the government's massive surveillance program. this after a new bombsh
suspected of using performance enhancing drugs. mlb is threatening to kick him out of the game all together. the new york daily news reports an investigation has turned up e-mails, text messages and other information showing rodriguez recruited athletes from the clinic and try to buy incriminating evidence. >>> george zimmerman was pulled over for speeding and police said he had a gun with him. it handed 25 miles east of dallas. zimmerman told the officer he had a gun in his glove compartment and was going, quote, nowhere in particular. the officer instructed him to slow down and released him with a verbal rp whatting. texas state law allows a person to carry a gun in a vehicle as long as it's not in plain view. zimm zimmer's lawyer posted that they are working to secure his privacy. >>> this, after a new bombshell from the nsa. kelly o'donnell explains. . this is a recurring -- >> the brief new look inside the secrets of the nsa. the director of national intelligence released several documents to show an oversight of the spy program that sweeps up americans phone record data and the govern
a permanent ban from baseball. as early as today, the mlb is suspected to suspend a-rod. he is scheduled to play in rehab games tonight and tomorrow. monday could be the new deadline here. >>> heavy rain causing major flooding in northern georgia. more than a half foot of rain fell. it forced firefighters to spend much of the day rescuing trapped residents in that area. bill karins, though, we talked about this earlier. georgia normally a place where you have some nice weather. a lot of sun. not a lot of water. >> usually they complain it's too hot and not enough water. they'll need it in many areas. we talked about fairbanks yesterday. 84 degrees. >> they did it? >> yes, they did. broke the record. 85 there actually. so very impressive. also 67 in anchorage. so it wasn't everywhere. interior alaska has been very high. juneau around 75. fairbanks yesterday, 31 80-plus degree days this summer. breaks the record. also 13th day 85 or above in fairbanks. that also breaks your record. >> what about today? >> 62 right now. interior alaska going up to 84 once again in fairbanks. so they'll add
but never failed a drug test. mlb extended his suspension because the league feels he obstructed their investigation. so he joins ryan braun as the biggest names and faces in this drug suspension. i'm surprised more players didn't appeal the suspension. it tells me the players union is on the same side of this issue as the league and the union is cooperating rather than blocking this drug clean up. >> interesting. thank you, fred. >>> witness es say a man under arrest in connection with a deadly rampage on a venice beach board walk was out looking for blood. surveillance video shows the man scanning the crowd, getting into his car and swerving and ramming into people on saturday. police say the driver, 38-year-old nathan campbell, from colorado, turned himself into police two hours later. >> there was no horn honking, nothing. he was just driving, doing like 35, 40 just running people over. >> right now they booked him on a murder charge. the further charges will come when they consult with the district attorney's office. >> an italian woman on her honeymoon was killed in the ra
for us. tracie potts, thank you. >>> alex rodriguez may have avoided a lifetime ban, but the mlb's 211-game suspension has put the player's future in jeopardy. on monday, major league baseball suspended 13 players linked to the biogenesis performance enhancing drug investigation. the league made an example out of a-rod, sidelining him until the 2015 season. rodriguez's his ban is taking effect on august 8th, but he will appeal the suspension, which will allow him to play until a ruling takes place. as he hit the field for the first time this season, yeah, that's what he got. white sox fans saying, well, boo in so many different ways. before the game, rodriguez and the yankees manager joe girardi made it clear a-rod will stay on the roster while he fights for his baseball life. >> i have had two hip surgeries, i've had two knee surgeries, i'm fighting for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself, no one else will. there's a process. i'm happy the process, in due time, hopefully, you know, whatever happens, happens. >> i'm joined by deputy sports editor and blogger at "
at biogenesis an alleged miami-based alleged antiaging clinic allegedly. for that m.l.b. baseball suspended him a total of 211 games. otherwise known as what a single baseball game feels like. [ cheers and applause ] now, folks, baseball's confidentiality agreements make the facts of this case a bit of "he said, she said, then he flippedded out in a roid rage and punched a water heater" but the league's evidence against rodriguez is rumored to be damning. >> they probably have evidence that he tampered with the investigation and maybe even tampered with some of witnesses. >> they feel he not only violated the drug policy. he then tried to go around and buy up evidence against them. >> stephen: serious stuff. the league grew even more suspicious last summer when rodriguez won his 7th tour de france. personally, folks, i think the baseball's making a huge mistake here. a two-year suspension may sound like a lot to you and me but not to someone working so hard to live forever. rodriguez can just wait baseball out in his private hermetic chamber of fetal bovine serum. on a personal note my thoughts
are reporting the yankee's third base man is desperately trying to strike a deal with mlb officials. that move will reportedly spare him a lifetime ban for using performance enhancing drugs and trying to cover it up. ainsley earhardt is with us. >> the alex rodriguez saga might be nearing it's climax. he is negotiating a deal with major league baseball. it will result in a lengthy suspension and prevent a lifetime ban something sources say many league officials were pulling for. rodriguez deciding to negotiate after seeing all of the evidence that major degree baseball has against him. the league reportedly has documents proving a rod coerced a witness in the league performance enhancing drugs investigation. there is evidence linking him to an owner of an anti-aging clinic who he bought it. that owner anthony bosch recently decide to do cooperate and provide detailed information from mlb as a way to avoid any legal action. 38-year-old rodriguez admitted to using them in the past but denied taking any after the 2003 season. he has never been suspended by the league for any drug violations and h
of performance-enhancing drugs. he is firing back at mlb and his own team. cnn's jason carroll sat down with rodriguez' attorney monday. jason great to have you on the show. i have never seen a situation like this in sports or anywhere else. >> there's no love between any of these guys. major league baseball says let it all come out. the rodriguez camp says it is letting it out, at least part of it and they're taking aim at the yankees and major league baseball. the drama playing out on the field, no match for the battle raging off the field. >> both the yankees and mlb never want alex rodriguez on the baseball field again. >> reporter: joe tacopina, alex rodriguez 'lawyer points to this mri and a written diagnosis provided to cnn from october of last year which he says points to a tear in rodriguez' left hip. despite that tear he says rodriguez was cleared to play. >> now, the amazing part of that is that was never shared with alex rodriguez at the time. >> reporter: major league baseball responded by saying, "mr. tacopina continues to avoid the only relevant question. did rodriguez us
.com and mlb on fox, and jeff foster, sports editor for "the wall street journal." thanks for joining us this morning. this is not a happy day for the mlb regardless of a-rod but there are other all-stars being implicated in all this and they face 50-game suspensions. what does this say about major league baseball, jeff? >> i think major league baseball is obviously trying to make a statement here and in many ways they're trying to make alex rodriguez the scapegoat for all this. they have had a lot of problems for steroids for a long time. this goes back to the late '90s. they turn ad blind eye on it for a while and they're trying to catch up to clean up the sport. even after the new drug testing rules it is still an epidemic. kelly: ken, if a-rod faces the kind of suspension we're hearing, he could be suspended for 214 games. is that a equivalent for a lifetime ban for him? he is what, now, 38? he would be 40 by the time the ban would end? would he be able to play? >> very good question. if he sits out this season and next and that obviously will not happen because he is playing through
then that the mlb's announce many comes on the same day that a-rod is slated to make his season debut after several injuries have kept him away from the big leagues for over nine months. yankee outfielder vernon wells summed up the situation saying it should be a bit of a circus. according to the mlb, rodriguez not only abusd banned substances but also tried to destroy evidence once an investigation was under way. in typical achlt rod fashion, a-rod is placing the blame on everyone but a-rod. >> there's more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field and that's not my teammates and it is not the yankee fans. when all this stuff is going on in the background and people are finding creative ways to cancel your contract and stuff like that, i think that's concerning. >> the man accused of cheefting claiming he's being cheated out of his $90 million contract. joining me today, washington bureau chief for buzz feed, john stanton, founder and president of the center for social inclusion, maya wiley. from sirius xm, chris "mad dog" ruse sew and benjamin wallace wells. "the ha
and fight until the very end. he has the unions backing as well, saying that the mlb is going to fight vigorously for a-rod in this case. it's a question of how much mlb and bud selig are abusing their powers in terms of finding what some of these abusers are. the 12 others named today took their 50-game suspensions. a-rod is going to appeal. it's the longest suspension for a guy of that magnitude since a guy that was famous around here 100 years ago. joe jury ar dye is going to talk in about an hour or so, about 5:15 central time. >> i want to read you a tweet, ultimately although today will be a day of unfamiliary for major being baseball it's a tremendous step in the right direction for the game we love. do you agree with that? >> i think it's a step in the right direction for what bud selig is trying to do. what he is able to get away with in the court of law is going to be interesting. the union has to do what it thinks it has to do in terms of supporting these players, doing what they need to do from a union standpoint in protecting them. there is all this wondering about whether
and other sports ban its use. the mlb also suspended 12 other players for 50 games. three of those players are former or current all stars. but none is as high profile as alex rodriguez. the three-time american league mvp has earned a whopping $300 million over his career. he is right now fifth on the all-time home run list. a rod also faces the most serious accusations in this scandal by far. we have team fox coverage of today's developments. trace gallagher is live with more on those other 12 players. first, let's get to adam housley. a rod spoke in about the last hour. take us through it if you would. is it is about a half an hour ago. never commented on whether he he took performance enhancing drugs. he summed up the situation like this. >> there is nothing about it has been easy. all of it has been challenging. i'm sure there has been mistakes made along the way. we're here now. i'm a human being. i have had two hip surgeries. i have had two knee surgeries. i'm fighting for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself, no one else will. >> right before that his manager h
allowed to suit up for the yanks as he repeals his 211 game suspension. mlb says he violated the basic agreement. a-rod is of course accused of using performance-enhancing drugs oz peds and trying to obstruct the investigation of the biogenesis firm where he supposedly got them. at a pregame press conference, he told us how hard his life is. his incredibly comfortable drefnled in wealth difficult life but he did not deny using peds. >> for the last seven months, has been a nightmare. >> like i said, i think we'll have a chance to discuss all of that and we'll talk about it then. >> john: once he got up to bat, the fans this chicago let him know their verdict. >> alex rodriguez. [crowd booing] >> john: our next guest says though we may be missing part of the story. very important part. dave zirin joins us from d.c., the sports editor for "the nation," he's also the author of "game over" has politics has turned the sports world upside down. mr. zirin, welcome back. >> great to be here, john. >> john: thank you so much. you've said there is a real hypocrisy surrounding baseball. can you e
to obstruct mlb's investigation. rodriguez's attorney gave a statement to "60 minutes" denying his client had anything to do with leaking braun and cervelli's names to the press. marlie hall for cbs news, new york. >> leaking the names to the press is a violation of baseball's collective bargaining agreement. if mlb is able to tie rodriguez to that leak, it would seriously damage his chances of winning the appeal of his suspension. >>> the on-again, off-again bay bridge september deadline is finally on but in order to get it open, the entire bridge has to close. the bridge will shut down at 8 p.m. august 28th and won't open until 5 a.m. on tuesday, september 3. kpix 5's anne makovec is showing us the closure that will make way for the opening of the new bay bridge. the countdown is on, anne. >> reporter: yeah. two weeks from today that span behind me will be closed so it can prepare for the big opening. we could be driving on it within 18 days if they get the work done earlier it could be on labor day itself. here's a look at the steel shims that will be installed around those 32 bolts that s
now he would be a two-time offender and mlb supposedly has evidence he tried to hamper their investigation raising the possibility of a lifetime ban. he's got around $80 million on the line here. it's unclear if he'll be allowed to return. 78 was the combined age of the starting pitchers in today's a's, blue jays game. the rubber match with a base hit. bounced into the stands. eric soguard comes home. later in the fifth brandon moss pop up to right i got it. i got it. i ain't got it. so highs scored so errors costly for j. jesse chavez surrendered two runs in the tenth. no moves by giants from a's. move prompted a lot of reaction is brian wilson signing with the dodgers. >> it's 29 teams out there, what am goiing to say? i'm not going play baseball? he's giving me another chance. >> yes i'm just grateful. >> giants trying to snap their own five-game ask exit in philly. huge night for brett hill. first inning scores pablo sand joe value and buster posey. next batter, nice start. single to center. two fbies with his family in to watch it all. chad godan. where has this be
: rodriguez's attorney says he'll fight any suspensions handed down by the mlb. before joining the yankees in 2004 alex rodriguez admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs while he was playing with the texas rangers between 2001 and 2003. anne-marie? >> thank you. marlie hall. >>> bottle services. the postal service looks add delivering booze to help its bottomline. >>> up next, a depraved kidnapper gets his punishment. we'll hear emotional testimony from one of his victims. this is the "cbs morning news." so do tire swings! this is our ocean spray cran-lemonade. it's good, old-fashioned lemonade. only better! whoa! [ splash! ] ocean spray cran-lemonade. a bold twist on an old favorite. so ditch the brown bag for something better. like our bacon ranch quesadillas or big mouth burger bites, served with soup or salad, and fries. starting at just 6 bucks, at chili's. whoever said and fetch is just a game,k never experienced the happiness of loving a pet. that's why, at petsmart, we go above and beyond. with hundreds of new products coming soon for a brand new shopping experience. petsmart
games, it's the longest suspension in mlb history. >>> why the penalty for rodriguez is so much stronger than the others. >> the odd thing about it, guess who's in the starting line up? alex rodriguez, he's going to appeal the suspension, but it probably will go in effect after thursday. yes, he's a repeat offender, and for that, he'll not play baseball at the very least, until after next season. a-rod has been in denial about the whole thing, and he was less than apologetic when he met the media earlier today in new york. >> i am sure there's been mistakes made along the way, we're here now, i'm a human being, i've hath had two hip surgeries, knee surgeries, i'm fighting for my life, i have to defend myself. if i don't, no one else will. >> i'm not going to give him advice on how to handle it, that's not my position. i do need him to be focused when he's out there, and if there's distractions getting n i will talk to him. >> there's a total of 13 players, and of course, alex rodriguez is the headline act of those suspended, but on a local note, no san francisco giants, or a's are mentio
for allegedly using and pauses possessing performance-enhancing drugs and according to mlb commission bud selig interfering with the investigation. and before the game, rodriguez addressed the allegations. >> i'm fighting for my life. i have to defend myself, if i don't defend myself, no one else will. >> reporter: rodriguez will face his home team fans on friday. following would more games in chicago, he will be allowed to keep playing while his appeal is pending. some baseball fans in cicago say they chose the silent treatment last night. >> to keep going on that gives him attention. >> reporter: 12 other players were also disciplined but their suspensions only extended through 50 games. rodriguez will be 40 years old when he's able to return to baseball if his suspension holds. as the highest paid player in the sport, he could lose out on more than $30 million. rodriguez's suspension starts on thursday. the appeal process could take several months. now rodriguez at yesterday's news conference would not deny using performance-enhancing drugs. he said when the time is right, he will address th
are talking about. alex rodriguez may have avoided a lifetime ban, but the mlb's suspension has put the player's future in jeopardy. major league baseball suspended 13 players linked to the performance enhancing drug investigation. the league made an example. out of a-rod sidelining him until the 2015 season. rodriguez's ban is to take effect on august 8th, but he'll appeal the suspension which will allow him to play until a ruling takes place. so white sox fans greeted a-rod with relentless boos and in a news conference before the game, both rodriguez and the yankees manager made it clear that a-rod will stay on the roster while he fights for his baseball life. >> i have had two hip surgeries, two knee surgeries, i'm fight ing for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself, no one else will. there's a process. i'm happy to process in due time. hopefully whatever happens happens, happens. >> let's get more on the suspensions. i'm joined by a sports writer for think progress. good morning, travis. thanks for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> people have criticized th
of baseball's collective bargaining agreement so if mlb is able to tie him to the leak it would damage alex rodriguez's chances of winning the appeal of his suspension. >>> environmentalists are taking the city of san francisco to courted over a plan to put a soccer field made of artificial turf in golden gate park. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec joins us outside the courthouse on this turf war that's been going on for years. >> reporter: it's been vetted to the city -- to where the city has been happy with that. it's also been challenged and those challenges have been basically put off. but the challenge that is being explored in court today is whether or not the proposal has been properly vetted to enough extent. it's a popular soccer field next to the beach chalet in golden gate park popular because it's one of so few in the city but its far from ideal. it's full of holes and often closed. >> because the fields are comprised of grass and get such heavy play, there's only a certain amount of access allowed. >> reporter: so the city approved a plan for lights and turf. it's been in the works
for their connection to performing- judge performance drugs. the mlb is prepared to give a ride a lifetime ban from baseball unless he agrees to not quite a lengthy suspension. the other players are likely to get a 50 game ban. a ride admitted to using performance enhancing drugs earlier in his career but his agent says he will appeal a suspension he is issued. penalties are expected to be announced this friday. the search continues for the gun used in the aaron hernandez murder case. investigators we're back in connecticut yesterday looking for the weapon the former n-f-l star used to murder odin lloyd. surveillance photos from hernandez's massachusetts home show him holding what appears to be a gun shortly before and after lloyd was killed. lloyd's body was found on june 17th near hernandez's home. an attorney representing san diego's mayor says the city should foot the bill to defend bob filner against a sexual harassment lawsuit because he never received state-required sexual harassment training. filner's lawyer made the arguments in a letter to city council on monday-- one day before the counc
rodriguez yet. we are awaiting a release from major league baseball. mlb source tells him there will be a release and no presser. it looks like they are leaning to a couple of releases and a lot of speculation that a rod will be suspended from this year and the entirity of 2014. and the commissioner could ban him for life under the collective bargaining agreement. it could be a major stand off here and we await the major developments. >> this is a shocking scene in california. a power plant implosion goes terribly wrong. and hundreds of people had gathered in bakersville to watch the demolition and flying snap nel injured some. >> they would implode this thing and a huge crowd gathered to see it and people were camping out overnight to make sure they had front row seats and they set up a security perimeter around the plant and the fire department pushed it back further to be safe. it was not far enough. and remember, in an implosion, things are supposed to fall in and listen to the implosion and watch the shrapnel fly. looking at the shrapnel. it is difficult to see. the p
m-l-b stars. >> reporter: 14 time all- star has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the 13 season and all of 2014 the effective thursday august 28th. the suspensions are results of the mlb investigation that has cinches doors. receiving and expecting less the game suspensions. john mcgraw to of the detroit tigers and air cover of the padres. >> we want this all of our sport if you want to ban these guys for life we are with you. >> reporter: monday he was he has yet to play and a major league game in 2013 we having for in it from injuries. some yankees fans say rodriguez because he's a riot they felt he was targeted because he was a rock. because he's the highest paid player. making him to be the goat of every day. >> reporter: kron 4 news. >> reporter:a-rod is coming out slugging. here you see the 38-year- old slugger being driven to his team as they prepare for tonight's game against the chicago white sox. rodriguez.who has denied the claims.says he intends to appeal the decision. here's what he had to say today. >> obviously disappointed with the news today no
that mlb killed steroid use. >> that's the hope. there's always players that try to gain the system. i think that's human nature. i think mlb did a terrific job with a four-month investigation. they got 13 guys to agree to these suspensions without one failed test, so that's pretty remarkable. >> all right, john. thank you. charlie, i don't think we've seen the end of the case again, a-rod. we'll see more on this. >>> and a deadly shooting rampage at a town meeting in northeast pennsylvania. a gunman barged in and began firing at random. jenn bernstein of our philadelphia station is at the scene in ross township in the poconos. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. there were 18 people inside at least of the municipal building where it happened. we're told they were just wrapping up their monthly meeting when suddenly they found themselves under attack. the shots rang out shortly before 7:30 monday evening in ross township two hours north of philadelphia. >> at this time if you could just stand by with radio transmission we have active shooter in ross township. >>
and mlb supposedly has evidence he tried to hamper their investigation raising the possibility of a lifetime ban. he's got around $80 million on the line here. it's unclear if he'll be allowed to return. 78 was the combined age of the starting pitchers in today's a's, blue jays game. the rubber match up jed laurie with a base hit. bounced into the stands. eric soguard comes home. later in the fifth brandon moss pop up to right i got it. i got it. i ain't got it. so highs scored so errors costly for j. jesse chavez surrendered two runs in the tenth. no moves by giants from a's. move prompted a lot of reaction is brian wilson signing with the dodgers. >> it's 29 teams out there, what am goiing to say? i'm not going play baseball? he's giving me another chance. >> yes i'm just grateful. >> giants trying to snap their own five-game ask exit in philly. huge night for brett hill. first inning scores pablo sand joe value and buster posey. next batter, nice start. single to center. two fbies with his family in to watch it all. chad godan. where has this been? brett hill with a bomb. gi
to strike a deal with mlb officials. that move will reportedly spare him a lifetime ban for using performance enhancing drugs and trying to cover it up. ainsley earhardt is with us. >> the alex rodriguez saga might be nearing it's climax. he is negotiating a deal with major league baseball. it will result in a lengthy suspension and prevent a lifetime ban something sou
the associated press, mlb officials are threatening to boot a rod for life. that is unless he agrees to accept a long suspension. fox news can not independently confirm that that -- can county no confirm 10 years, 257-million-dollar contract. all of this has to do with a florida clinic which allegedly banned enforcement drugs. trace gallagher has the story. what happens if they can't strike a deal with a rod? >> will, harris if the commissioner bud selig signs on it's likely major league baseball moves forward and try to ban a rod for life. a rod in return would likely appeal that decision, while he is appealing he has the right to rodriguez may have to come clean to that arbitrator. now the experts say arbitrator would probably suspend him for about both sides' best interest to not drag this thing out. fox sports ken rosenthal says it's clear baseball is trying to clean up its image. listen. >> baseball definitely has been aggressive on this. in the minds of some, even too aggressive going after some of these players. that is to light. whether he is suspended for 2014. either way, baseball is
games. speaking of another possible suspension a rod sources say mlb want to ban the yankee through next season. he is trying to reach a deal to avoid a lifetime ban. the talks stalled because he wants to cash in on some of the $100 million that he is still owed from his contract. >> an emotion dmal after the trial of ariel castro. >> he was sentenced to life in prison without parole as you were saying, but before being sent away one of his victims faced her abductor one last time. marianne rafferty has the emotional story. >> standing in front of a packed courtroom and her captor michelle knight one of the three victimized for more than 10 years had her moment of revenge. >> i spent 11 years in hell now your hell is just beginning. i will not let you define me or who i am. i will live on, you will die a little every day. >> castro agreed to a plea deal that will keep him behind bars for the rest of his life but spare him the death penalty. despite admitting guilt he is still saying he's a victim. >> i am not a monster, i am sick. >> he was painted as a monster by psychiatrist. the first
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